It’s fun living as 4 instead of 2 because you get the chance to learn from 3 others you are living with rather than just your companion. The area was so huge that we couldn’t go to any neighborhood in the area more than once a week, and we still couldn’t make it all around the area. And with the surplus of missionary's coming in, president saw fit to put four of us in one ward, so we go to church together and everything. This week was General Conference for us, so we finally got to hear the news for ourselves. We don’t know what to think of it, really. 19 year-old sisters and 18 year-old elders are going to be different but I probably won’t see any until I have about 6 months left. That was a great announcement from the prophet to celebrate my one year mark, though.
|Elders Oliva, Amoi, me and Sarcauga|
eating like champions.
My favorite talks in conference were Elder Larry Echo Hawk’s talk on Saturday, and actually, the closing prayer to the priesthood session. It may sound weird that the prayer was one of my favorite parts, and it’s not because it was 'finally' ending, but because it was so short and so simple and seemed to be pointed directly to me.
They do not celebrate Halloween in the Philippines, in fact they don’t celebrate anything between the beginning of September and Christmas, except Christmas. So actually on September 1st we started to hear Christmas music everywhere we go and they start singing Christmas hymns in church.
|Dorian fruit. Smells like rotten eggs,|
tastes like egg salad. Mmmmmm.
I love you Mom, and the rest of you. I love you all so much.
Fight like Dragons... merciful Dragons.
Mahal ko kayo,